A loan of $4,750 helped a member to augment his capital and to increase his business in order to make large profits.

Tuzigame Group's story

Pascaline is a 34-year-old shopkeeper who lives at the chief place in the province of Kayanza, situated to the north of Burundi. She has sold not only food products, such as corn flour, but also clothes and other articles for 6 years and at the same time, works as a cultivator. She is married to Ernest Nduwayo, himself a clothing shopkeeper, and they have 6 children, aged respectively 14 years old, 12 years old, 10 years old, 7 years old, 1 year old, and 6 months old, who are being educated. She studied until her 6th year of primary school. She is asking Kiva for a loan to augment her capital and increase the size of her business in order to make large profits. She hopes her business will grow considerably in order to allow her to ensure that her family's basic needs are met. She is a member of the group "Tuzigame."

In this group: Godelieve, Yollande, Josiane, Pascaline, Virginie, Josephine, M Rose*, Beatrice, Beatrice, Floride, Marie Beatrice, Alphonsine, Polycarpe, M Viola, Andre, Amiel, Gilberthe, Leonidas, Emmanuel, Emmanuella, Chantal, M Goreth, J Marie, Jeanine, Vital, Pierre, Mathilde, J Marie, Pontien, Godina

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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